Articles by: Jody Fellows
Jody Fellows is the managing editor of the Falls Church News-Press.

Popular Venezuelan Restaurant La Caraqueña Closes in Falls Church

March 6, 2017 1:23 PM0 comments

La Caraqueña, the popular Falls Church Venezuelan restaurant housed within the Stratford Motor Lodge, has closed. A sign of apparent trouble at the hole-in-the-wall restaurant, which first opened on W. Broad St. in 2007, first arose when a notice was found on the door in early February announcing a temporary closure. The […]

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Guest Commentary: A Message to Dr. Schiller: Please Persist

March 2, 2017 1:06 PM0 comments

By Jeffrey Anderson Many thanks to those responsible for the recent informative three hours on options for the high school campus. Turnout was impressive, as was the detail discussed. Judging from comments in my small breakout group, there were few good reasons for renovation, aside from lower cost, or phased […]

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Falls Church Cherry Blossoms Already in Bloom

February 28, 2017 3:49 PM0 comments

With temperatures hitting near-record highs last week and the spring-like weather continuing through today, cherry blossom trees in the Little City have already begun to bloom.

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Famous Dave’s Shutters Suddenly, Liberty Tavern Group Taking Over Space

February 22, 2017 5:29 PM0 comments

Falls Church’s Famous Dave’s has served its last rack of ribs. In a surprise to many around town, the Little City location of the barbecue restaurant shuttered suddenly Monday, with locked doors, signage removed and a terse message on the door. The closing was so surprisingly abrupt, Falls Church’s Andrew […]

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Raccoon Hitches Ride on Garbage Truck in Falls Church

February 17, 2017 3:13 PM0 comments

A raccoon was caught hitching a ride on a garbage truck through The Little City on Friday, according to reports around town.

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Mary Ellen Henderson Teacher Arrested for Sexual Battery

2:13 PM0 comments

A math teacher at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School has been charged with sexual battering two students at the City of Falls Church school.

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News-Press Announces Dates For 2017 Falls Church Restaurant Week

February 16, 2017 11:37 AM0 comments

Today, the Falls Church News-Press announced dates for its 2017 celebration of all things tasty in and around The Little City, also known as Falls Church Restaurant Week. The fifth annual culinary event will kick off Monday, March 27 and run through Sunday, April 2. The seven-day highlight of the […]

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Falls Church’s Zpizza Closes, Pizza Bonus Opens in its Place

9:46 AM0 comments

Zpizza has closed in the City of Falls Church and in its place, Pizza Bonus has popped up. The pizza joint replacing a pizza joint is operating in the same location in the West End Plaza shopping center and offers much of the same variety of items including pizza, of […]

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Clare & Don’s, Bangkok Golden Closed Today in Show of Immigrant Support

February 15, 2017 3:54 PM0 comments

At least two Falls Church restaurants will be closed today, Thursday, Feb. 16, as part of a “Day Without Immigrants” protest. Both Clare & Don’s Beach Shack and Bangkok Golden will be taking part in the nationwide campaign responding to President Donald Trump and his administration’s crackdown on illegal immigrants, extreme vetting and other immigration policies.

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Police Arrest Suspect in 2016 Rape of Falls Church Girl

February 13, 2017 3:07 PM0 comments

A man suspected of raping a 15-year-old girl from Falls Church last July was apprehended by police during a regional gang task force operation early Monday morning.

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